Washington, DC—Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), released the following statement after voting on H.J. Res. 46, Terminating the National Emergency Declared by the President on the Southern Border:
“Governing by executive declarations sets a dangerous precedent, weakens our system of checks and balances, and empowers Congress to ignore the difficult issues facing our country. Unfortunately, today’s rushed show vote lacks the substance to have an impact on truly reigning in the exponential growth of the Executive Branch.
Tomorrow I will be joining with my colleagues to introduce the Guarding Congressional Authority Act, legislation that will target the underlying issues allowing the President to have this authority in the first place by putting the responsibility on Congress to approve emergency declarations. This legislation will reassert our proper role under Article 1 as intended by the Constitution. I urge House leadership to bring this legislation up for consideration and a vote swiftly.”